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help on command line

i wnat to reed two filenames a letter and two numbers off the command line, the file names i can get, but am unsure how to convert argv[3] which is a char on the command line ie E or D and i wnat tio be able to do an if on themm but i am unable to say if argv[3]='E' which i want to i also need to be able to say 10*argv[4] which is the first number
kplonkAsked:
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abancroftConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There are several C runtime functions to convert strings to numbers.

To convert string to int: atoi().
To convert string to double: atof().

e.g. (assuming integers)
if (argv[3]=='E')
  myint = 10 * atoi(argv[4]);
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smartinoCommented:
try to use getopts. It is much more versatile in parsing command line arguments. Check the man page.
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ozoCommented:
if( argv[3][0]=='E' )
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hernaniCommented:
Form the above comments you can assemble the correct answer:

int my_int = 0;

if(argv[3][0]=='E') {
  my_int = 10 * atoi(argv[4]);
}
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kplonkAuthor Commented:
thanks for that
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